Monday, March 29, 2010

spread a smile

Did you know that fabric can smile?
Obviously it can, and it can spread smiles too. Kathy and Amber have cooked up a little project you might want to participate in. Kathy's son had a rough beginning and she would like to donate some quilty goodness to say thank you to the hospital staff for all their good work. When Kathy contacted me I knew I wanted to help. My son had a similar experience and I feel very much the same about Children's Mercy Hospital here in Kansas City. You can find out the details of their project on Kathy's blog. Both Amber and Kathy are having giveaways as an incentive to help. Check it out, and help a mom say thanks to some really deserving folks.
I spent the weekend in St. Paul, Minnesota celebrating my youngest son's 19th birthday, but when I got home I had a few minutes to play with these. I have all the interior curved piecing done. I have 6 arcs completed. Now to figure out what to do with them. I'm really loving them as arcs...More to come!

P.S.
Don't forget that Quilting Month begins April 1 on Sew Mama Sew. There is so much great stuff happening...you won't want to miss it. Thanks to all of you who commented on my interview. I was doing a happy dance all weekend!


23 comments:

Magnolia Designs said...

Thank you so much for your plug for our project Jacquie, it means so much! LOVE those arcs, they made me smile too! Hope your trip was fun and relaxing!

Islay said...

I get throughly over-excited every time I see a colour wheel at the moment! Love your arcs.

Sounds like a great cause, off to check out those links now.

MightyMom said...

hmmm...but those rainbows need more purple ;o)

neat project! thanks for the info.

you know it touches the heart of this NICU momma

Poppyprint said...

Oh my gosh - those arcs are enormous! What fabulous quilt will they become...I can't wait to find out!

Ethne said...

Love the arches - can't wait to see what you do with them
April - busy month for me - birthday, wedding anniversary, sisters birthday and now a blogfantastic quilting month to get lost in - can't wait
I roamed through the last quilting month posts - what's on the cards for us all I wonder?

Stephanie said...

I'm sure they will be overwhelmed by the kindness of bloggers. So many ways to help others. FANTASTIC color wheels.

Make Do & Mend said...

Ohh i love the arcs. I have had the Purlsoho flyer with the colour wheel quilt pinned on my board for more than a year now - i really want to make one too, you've inspired me!

Jackie said...

Bloggers are so kind aren't they? Your arcs are just wonderful, I love, love, love them!!

alobsiger said...

LOVE the arcs! What a beautiful array of fabrics! I'm off to check out Kathy's blog -- sounds like a wonderfully worthy effort.

Julie said...

Your arcs are gorgeous!

nicolette said...

Those rainbows are really putting a smile to my face! Love them!

Thanks for the reminder of Quilting Month!

isa & marta said...

Si la tela puede sonreir, pero cuando la vi, mi boca ahhhhhhhhhhh grande grande como si pudiera comer toda esa tela en lugar de reir, bella.

Amber said...

Thanks Jacquie :-) - that's so sweet of you to blog about it! And those arcs are amazing!!

Carol E. said...

I hope you had a fine time in St. Paul. Did you manage to visit any of our wonderful quilt shops? Unfortunately the shops in the city of St. Paul have all closed.. isn't that lousy? We have to shop in the suburbs.

henny said...

I've read your interview at SMS. Yayy..for you :D
Love the arcs, cheerful!

sewtakeahike said...

Happy belated to your son Jacquie!
I'm loving those colorwheel arcs, whatever you do with them is going to be fantastic!

That Girl said...

I love the smiling arcs of color! I can't wait to see how this quilt turns out.

Jennifer :)

izzy inspired said...

those arcs are some of the most colorful smiles I have ever seen. I love the way they look all set up in different angles like that....gorgeous!

Wendy said...

Loving the arcs, can't wait to see what you do with them next!

bloominworkshop said...

I am loving your color wheel arcs! Fabric definitely can smile!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I love your arcs!! and your first post was great!! On SMS!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh those arcs certainly make me smile Jacquie!
You were in St. Paul? That's only an hour from me (if I wasn't in Phoenix)!

SuzyQSparkles said...

I ***LOVE*** your fabric smiles! I like how you've got them "Tumbling" on the design wall.

Do you have any info on how you made them?